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There's that iconic scene in the movie Animal House when slobbish John Belushi character provokes a food fight at the University cafeteria.  

 

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nra lapierreThe only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is with a good guy with a gun.”

Wayne LaPierre, Executive Vice President, National Rifle Association 

Despite the horrible news of the week, including the killing of two prison guards in Georgia and the attempted assassination of Republican congressmen in Arlington, VA on Wednesday it was a good week for good guys with guns. 

Donnie Rowe and James Dubose are accused of killing two prison guards early Tuesday morning as they were being transferred between detention facilities southeast of Atlanta. After their escape, they spent two days on the run until they were spotted by Tennessee state troopers. 

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CRIME SCENEA New Orleans congressman tragically was shot while he was out playing baseball.  Luckily, it looks like he will fully recover. Some of those who first heard the news assumed that he had been shot in New Orleans. You see, killings have become a way of life in the Crescent City.

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get alongToday, is a moment of horror and acrimony  For some of us, it could also be a day of reckoning.

My friend and Congressman Steve Scalise was shot as the Republicans were preparing for the annual baseball game against the Democrats.

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scaliseThis morning, while practicing for a congressional baseball game with his Republican colleagues, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) was shot in the hip, along with two Capitol Police officers and two congressional staffers. He is now in “good spirits,” recovering from surgery. Thankfully, one of the Capitol Police officers subdued the gunman who later died in the hospital. 

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SCALISE WHITEHOUSELouisiana Congressman Steve Scalise and House Majority Whip, has tweeted that President Donald Trump is in full support of the Republican House health care plan.  If so, that could persuade the more conservative members of the House to support the plan.  However, getting the Republican Senators on board could be problematic as some have expressed concerns.

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eye stormThis past week, Louisiana has been involved in an insipid debate relating to hurricane recovery and political grandstanding. Unfortunately, we all have been a loser in this exchange.

There is an upcoming dispute that is many times more serious.  This future deliberation will have serious impact upon tens of thousands of Louisiana citizens--much more than last week's pitiful PR contest on display on TV and social media.  At that time, we discussed which presidential candidate did what and whether our president could see beyond the 18th-hole.

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dukeThe clock is ticking and the anxious are waiting.

David Duke has not yet officially (or unofficially) qualified for US Congress.

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scalise crouereCongressman Steve Scalise and Jeff Crouere discussed the Republican Party, Rudy Giuliani's speech, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama's policies and other political matters on Tuesday as Crouere took his WGSO Radio show to Cleveland.

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 scalise-flagIn a recent interview on Ringside radio (WGSO 990 am & www.Wgso.com, M-F 7-11 a.m. CST), House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) addressed a number of pressing issues including the Iran nuclear deal and the effort to remove funding from Planned Parenthood.

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  • Despite 5th plea, Schiff says House Intelligence Committee pursues Flynn's documents
  • Facebook Live: Discuss harm of Trump budget proposal on Louisiana coastal economy, restoration
  • Governor Edwards welcomes Pence with Medicaid, budget, Louisiana coast wishlist
  • World Premiere tonight in N.O. Bilderberg, the Movie

flynn2Despite General Michael Flynn’s announcement via his counsel that the General and former head of National Security, would take the 5th Amendment in Congressional proceedings, the Intelligence Committee will pursue information, regardless.

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560 usgs land loss map 2The efforts to rebuild the Louisiana coast has suffered a major and immediate setback, assuming that Congress goes along with the most recent budget proposal from President Trump.

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penceToday, Governor John Bel Edwards welcomed Vice President Mike Pence to Louisiana as he Veep is attending a event with top Louisianqa Republican officials. Along with the welcome, however, is a wishlist of requests including an item of recent vinctage involving the current Trump budget which tears a hole into the funding for the Louisiana coastal restoration. 

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bilderbergIt is always an honor when a movie premiere is held in New Orleans and tonight is no exception. At 7:30 p.m. Bilderberg, the Movie will premiere at the historic Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania Street.

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